Purple heron 1 juv.
Stonechat 2 m & f
Greylag goose 40
After a depressing wait of around 3 hours on a chilly and showery morning, the sun finally came out and the purple heron decided to show itself. When it did it was initially just its head, then it flew and finally it showed exceptionally well in the bright sunlight. My first purple heron in the UK and another bogey bird bites the dust!
UK life: 402; Year: 279 (Purple heron)
The bird has been limping very badly. Take a look at it's left leg and see how thin it is compared to the right.